Korean speed skater wins marathon gold, Russian gets silver
Already a speed skating champion in Vancouver, Kramer was the clear favorite and he showed that he is currently the best in the world, crossing the finish line at the Richmond Oval more than four seconds faster than Lee.
Lee took the title with a new Olympic record, 3.52 seconds clear of Russia’s Ivan Skobrev.
Kramer's teammate, De Jong, got the bronze medal. “It is really hard to skate that fast and he missed the crossover,” he said of Kramer afterwards. “It really sucks," he added.